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Nov 6, 2020
How do Pumpjacks work?
Pumpjacks dot the landscape in California, Texas, and many other parts of the country. They sit just off the road in the middle of...
Oct 30, 2020
How are offshore wind turbines installed?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re diving back into energy, taking a look at how offshore wind turbines are installed! Offshore installations...
Oct 23, 2020
How do anchors work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and this Friday it’s all about anchors. First we’ll talk about what they actually do and the difference between...
Oct 16, 2020
How are ships launched?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re going over ship launching! If you’ve ever wondered how huge ships get into the water, we’ll cover all the...
Oct 9, 2020
The biggest oil fields in the world
It’s Fun Fact Friday and this week we’re talking about the largest oil fields in the world. We’ll cover the largest by area, largest by...
Oct 1, 2020
How are ships built?
How are ships built? Building a small boat is relatively straightforward: form the hull, attach the engine and other electronic...
Sep 25, 2020
What is dynamic positioning?
It’s Fun Fact Friday again and we’re talking about dynamic positioning. If you’re ever wondered how a vessel stays in place on the ocean...
Sep 18, 2020
What is the biggest oil refinery in the U.S.?
What is the biggest oil refinery in the United States? It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re talking about the biggest oil refinery in the...
Sep 4, 2020
The History of Oil
What did we do before oil? For centuries, wood was the global fuel. It was used for cooking, building, and staying warm in the winter. In...
Aug 28, 2020
How is crude oil formed?
This Fun Fact Friday we’re going to answer the question of how crude oil (petroleum) is really formed. We’ll cover how oil is classified,...
Aug 21, 2020
How do oil pipelines work?
We probably know the main avenues for oil to travel: trucks, trains, ships, and pipelines. The first three are easy to visualize, load up...
Aug 14, 2020
What's in a barrel of oil?
It's Fun Fact Friday and today we are taking a look at a barrel of oil! Why do we measure oil in barrels? Where did the abbreviation bbl...
Aug 7, 2020
Where do we get our energy?
We need energy. Heating, cooling, transportation, food, cat videos, all of it takes some form of energy to produce. So how much energy do...
Jul 31, 2020
What is a Tanker Ship?
Tankers are vessels that carry liquefied freight. This can be anything from rock oils to alcoholic beverages, including liquefied oil...
Jul 24, 2020
What is pipeline pigging?
What in the world is pigging? You may be picturing a nice sunny day out the in country. As you’re walking along a pipeline, you hear some...
Jul 17, 2020
How is Oil Transported?
We probably all know that oil comes from the ground. Oil wells, both on land and offshore in the ocean, pump oil up from places sometimes...
Jul 10, 2020
Is there any new technology in Oil & Gas?
It's Fun Fact Friday! This week we are talking about new technology in Oil & Gas, including a little about what we do here at OneStep...
Jun 26, 2020
Who produces the oil we use every day?
It's Fun Fact Friday! This Friday, we explore where the oil we use comes from, both overseas and domestic. We interact with oil products...
Jun 19, 2020
How Offshore Oil Rigs Work (video)
Today we'll take a look at oil rigs and how they work - everything from the economics of spending hundreds of millions on building to a...
May 29, 2020
How heavy are offshore oil rigs?
In photos, oil rigs can sometimes look like a small platform, or maybe even a large building. They’re miles off shore, oftentimes too far...